How it got started: I got this blog going in 2009 as an attempt to join the Pajiba Cannonball Read II. I wanted to be a part of it but got my act together too late in the game. They encouraged me to keep a blog anyway, just in case people dropped out – I’d go on the waiting list – and I realized that this is something I should have been doing from a long time ago.
Why it keeps going: I love books. I’ve read thousands. Reading is one of my absolute favorite activities and the English Language is probably the ‘most important thing’ to my life – because where would I be without it? I write, I act, I speak, I sing… and I do all of it in the most expressive way possible, thanks to the English language. Plus, my friends consistently ask me about what I’m reading, so this is a nice way to compile those thoughts for posterity.
What happens here: So I’ll read something… and then I’ll post about it. The format of the blog has shifted over time, coming to include a rating system and a short idiosyncratic summary for each book. What it will always be is my thoughts on how a book struck me in that particular moment of my life. I’m happy to say that the blog has started to pick up a bit of a following here and there – anybody out there reading this, I encourage you to strike up some discussion over these books. This isn’t a one way street and the only way books really survive in this digital age is if we keep talking about them.